• Pronunciation of knock: N AA1 K

  • Number of syllables of knock: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of knock

  • Definition of knock

    • (n): the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"  
    • (n): negative criticism  
    • (n): a bad experience; "the school of hard knocks"  
    • (n): the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"  
    • (n): a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"  
    • (v): find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don''t knock the food--it''s free"  
    • (v): deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"  
    • (v): knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"  
    • (v): rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"  
    • (v): sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"  
    • (v): make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"  

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